Yesterday, Microsoft in partnership with the research company, Dalberg, launched the Digital Transformation Series at Strathmore University.
The Digital Transformation Series is aimed at engaging policy makers, engaging leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists through a series of conversations that will aid in deciphering misconceptions and questions that exist around technology policy.
This series will run over the course of next year, curating conversations that aim to understand where policy is able to play a role in supporting and acceleration digital innovations that drive inclusive growth for the continent. Topics that will be covered are the ones seen to drive social and economic growth (healthcare, oil & gas, government and FSI).
“The Digital Transformation Series puts into action what we set out to do which is to provide a platform and an environment for policy nurturing, discussion and creation,” Amr Kamel, Microsoft’s General Manager, West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands said. “The notion of the center creating a frontier for Financial inclusion & faster economic growth really looks set to become a reality through this.”
“The outcomes of topics covered in the series will only compliment what Microsoft has done in each sector up for discussion. We have a number of solutions that have been subject to great success within each sector.”
During the event, Microsoft, Dalberg and Strathmore signed the MOU of the Digital Transformation Series in the university.
“From here out, Microsoft along with our partners Dalberg and Strathmore University are excited for the impacts these discussions will have in the long term,” Kamel concluded.
This move is a continuation of Microsoft’s investment of the Policy Innovation Centre at the University earlier in the year.